How To Convert To Propane

Written on: June 5, 2023

Enjoy all that propane offers for your Hudson Valley home!

propane conversion Dutchess county, ny If you use electricity or for your home’s heating, water heating, and other appliances, or are still heating your home with heating oil, you’ve likely had a couple of incidents of sticker shock opening your energy bills the past year or so.

You can enjoy superior comfort and energy efficiency by converting your home to propane! Kimlin Energy is here to help you switch to propane with our complete propane services including our reliable propane delivery, propane tank installation and leasing, and propane appliance installation and service.

If you don’t live in an area with natural gas connections or if the gas utility infrastructure is dubious, propane is a great alternative. Propane is a cost-effective and clean-burning fuel that can heat your home and power various appliances. And, because your propane supply is right at your home in your propane tank, you don’t need to worry about gas line issues elsewhere interrupting your service.

Make the switch to propane

The experts at Kimlin Energy will go over your home and what you want to use propane for, such as home heating, water heating, cooking, clothes drying, etc. With that, we come up with a plan for your propane conversion and also determine what size propane tank you need.

You should consider whether you prefer an aboveground or underground tank. Each type has its own advantages. Installing an above ground tank is quicker and more cost-effective as there’s no need for excavation. However, the main drawback is the appearance, but we can assist you in determining the ideal location that meets safety standards and codes while minimizing its appearance on your lawn. While an underground tank is out of sight, it takes more time and money to install compared to other options.

The process of converting to propane is simple and typically takes around two days to complete. The conversion should not cause any significant disruptions to your daily activities or comfort.

It includes installing your new propane tank, installing your new propane appliances, and running gas lines from your tank into your home and then to all your propane appliances.

What can propane do in my home?

While you may associate propane with a heating system or water heater, that’s just the beginning of the benefits of propane in your home!

For starters, propane furnaces and boilers offer outstanding energy efficiency, with some models reaching 98% efficiency, which means you won’t lose virtually any propane in the combustion process.

Propane water heaters also offer superior energy efficiency, getting water hot dramatically faster than electric water heaters. With a propane tankless water heater, you can cut your water heating energy costs by 30% or more while enjoying endless hot water, on-demand!

You can also use propane to enjoy the gas cooking you’ve always wanted with a propane range. Propane clothes dryers get your laundry dry 25% faster than a comparable electric dryer. Not only that, it creates less wear and fewer wrinkles!

A propane fireplace gives you cozy comfort with the push of a button.

Head outside and propane does so much! You can connect a propane gas grill to your home’s propane tank for easy grilling without having to deal with tank exchanges. Propane pool and spa heaters offer faster, more efficient water heating. And propane firepits and outdoor fireplaces create comfortable spaces to relax.

Do you have questions about converting to propane? Contact Kimlin Energy to learn more!